is ABORTION a murder or not?.

@hwanix (32)
Philippines
December 8, 2006 9:37pm CST
MYTH: Abortion is murder. FACT: Abortion does not meet the moral or legal definition of murder. Murder is defined as "illegal killing with malice aforethought." Abortion fails this definition for two reasons. First, abortion is not illegal, and second, there is no evidence to suggest that expecting mothers feel malice towards their own flesh and blood. what do you think of this?
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@ezeejobs (96)
• India
9 Dec 06
ABORTION IS A MURDER IN MY EYES AS ITS KILLING OF A HUMAN WHETHER HE IS BORN OR NOT BUT IS HE BREATHING OR NOT THE FOETUS CAN BREATHE INSIDE HER MOTHERS WOMB THIS MEANS YOU ARE COMMITING A CRIME IF YOU ARE MAKING DONE A ABORTION.
@eden32 (3976)
• United States
28 Aug 07
A fetus is not breathing within the womb. The womb is filled with water, breathing would lead to drowning. A baby takes it first breath a few moments after birth, when the change in air temp & pressure triggers a reflex that causes them to gasp & start breathing. A pregnancy is not a life/baby/human until it has passed some reasonable point of viability.
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• United States
17 Jan 08
I do not believe it is murder at all
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@xiuluoelly (1225)
• China
28 Aug 07
I do not agree with abortion this approach, which is simply stifling life, I think that since you have the responsibility with the baby born to him and then his adult dependents, it is respect for life, even if there is no infant is forming a life, no one is deprived of the power to the lives of others. . . .
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@Jusred (1578)
• United States
10 Dec 06
Abortion was illegal at one time, and as to whether a mother feels malice towards her unborn is subject to discourse. Adoption appears to me as the 'moral' option. If an unborn child has been diagnosed with severve deformities, a fatal or life-altering disease/condition, or if the mother was raped, are the only instances I can see that could be disputable...Otherwise, there are many couples/people who would love to have children that cannot physically-thus-biologically...And for those who use abortion as a form of 'birth-control' are crossing a moral and ethical line in my opinion..
@adnan82 (673)
• Pakistan
10 Dec 06
yes it is a murder u have no rite to abort a child
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@mr_ilham (1611)
• Indonesia
9 Dec 06
yes
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@cvarvell (1116)
• United States
9 Dec 06
yes, abortion is murder because you are killing a living being.
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@setya1 (204)
• Indonesia
26 Dec 06
i think abortion is murder, because its killing a baby.. Thats not legal...
@eden32 (3976)
• United States
28 Aug 07
In the US early terminations are legal. An early pregnancy is NOT a baby/human/life. As it has been said many times already, it's a potential life at best.
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@remaster74 (4065)
• Greece
21 Dec 06
Actually abortion is a murder. Murder (definition): the act of killing a being. Unborn child (definition): Abeing created Abortion as you can see is the termination of a living being. So, abortion is a murder. Scientists state that a child is living from the moment that starts his/her development in the woomb.
@eden32 (3976)
• United States
28 Aug 07
What scientist states that? And what dictionary has the term "unborn child" followed by any definition? "Unborn child" isn't a word per say (well it's two words but anyway) it's a term use by pro-lifers. A pregnancy is a collection of cells that has the potential to become a person. An early pregnancy is no more a child than a fertilized chicken egg is a chicken.
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• United States
17 Jan 08
"feel malice towards their own flesh and blood" I agree. I have not met a woman that has ever been excited about getting rid of it. Not saying it hasn't happened as I'm sure it has, but whether the malice is there or not, it's still not murder and it's still legal. You can be the most malicious woman on the face of the earth and jig all the way to the clinic and it's still not murder and it's still not illegal. Period.
• India
21 Dec 06
yes absolutally abortion is murder. because we are human we are not god we dont write to kill any one in the world.
• India
21 Dec 06
Obviously. Abortion is as similar as murder.
@Morcov (86)
• Israel
9 Dec 06
Having had four abortions myself, I don't see myself, nor the gynecologists that performed them, as murderers. I consider it a far greater sin to bring a child into this world when you're not prepared, nor have the means, just to destroy your life as well as his.